"After reviewing (the documents), it is very apparent to us that releasing
them at this time would subject us to a great amount of civil liability. So we
will stall as long as possible, hoping that the courts will allow us to avoid
the liability completely," Rushton said. "Gotta love that statute of
C'mon WVC, it's time the information is released and the Cox family
can start to have some justice. This is your chance to alter public
opinion of the city. It's issues like this that make WVC a less desirable
place to live. The hospital there is a joke and now there are new developments
around Valley Fair that will likely be empty in a few years. You owe
it to Cox family.
My guess is that they're still trying to find out what, if anything, Steven
Powell had to do with her disappearance. Of course they wouldn't want
anything released if it would hamper their ability to catch him. For what
it's worth, he's always been the one I most suspected. He's a
What a travesty for this family and others that may fall into the same scenario
in the future. The precedent is set by the judges in Washington and Utah
sealing records from the beginning. Why? Was it the investigation or someone
trying to protect someone else or their perceived rights? Josh Powell, RIH,
and his father made a mockery of the system. The disappearance of his wife and
everything that happened afterward was a scam on his/their part. The kids were
never really protected by the government's safety and welfare of society
processes. The West Valley Police knew exactly how to publicize their events to
the world when it would appear to be their advantage and have people know where
they were going on some of those high publicity events. Parents of the missing
or deceased, what is happening. Josh Powell took his children in one of the
most horrific deaths ever, fire and burning, while the state did not take care
of those innocent little kids. Who is watching out for their GRAMA, Mrs. Cox,
who loves them more than anyone can know. GRAMA was used wrongly in this case
and the legislature would take it away.
Of course they denied the request. They don't want everybody to see how
badly they messed up.
I think the O.J. Nichole Brown-Simpson investigation is also still underway. If
the investigation is underway and ongoing, it's fair to ask an impartial
judge to take a look at the work proceeding. The only problem with that is you
cannot trust judges any more than you can trust lawyers and police and bankers
and politicians. We have a problem Houston!
Steven. He had pictures of her without her knowledge. He had pictures of others
without their knowledge. He ran his son.
You have to remember the city with which you're dealing and their history
with the press. I'm not the least bit surprised that they refused the
public records request. I just hope this bunch actually gets to a conclusion of
this case before Chuck and Judy Cox pass away of old age. But that's a lot
to expect from a city whose Mayor promised on local TV that the police were
"very close" to breeaking the case wide open a couple of summers ago
when three Powell's were still alive. I don't know how it could get
any more strange. I'm certain that Steve Powell isn't talking ever;
maybe that's what WVCPD is waiting for. Good Luck if it is.....
It's hard to understand any public interest or criminal prosecution
potential of a dead man for keeping West Valley City records secret. On the
surface the public relation nightmare is growing as the general assumption that
West Valley City may have something to hide because something terrible went
wrong in the investigation. The City is going to have to do a better job of
presenting its case of keeping its important investigation secret.
OK, WVC.PROVE that there's an "ongoing investigation".